This book examines the meaning of global citizenship by exploring a self-understanding that focuses on the dynamic process of becoming citizens of the world. The authors reflect on their own global experiences from different angles: personal, intergenerational, philosophical, metaphorical, and educational. Through this multi-perspective reflection, the authors offer a nuanced conceptualization of global citizenship that transcends the artificiality of national boundaries. The purpose of the book is to encourage readers to move away from the mindset of ”we and the other,” and move toward the direction of ”we,” that is, we are all connected, at the same time affecting and being affected by the other and the events around us. As a result of this dynamic process, we change. Only through the articulation of this change and constant self-reflection, can we live meaningfully on ”Planet Earth,” the common home of humanity.
EMPIRICAL QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH IN SOCIAL SCIENCES: Examining Significant Differences and Relationships
Quantitative research is the realm of inquiry that relies on numerical data and statistical analysis with the intent of explaining, predicting, or controlling phenomena of interest. It is generally used to measure significant differences (comparing groups) and examine significant relationships between variables. This book is a collection of empirical studies in social sciences that used quantitative methodologies in their designs and analyses. The statistical analyses for measuring significant differences include analysis of variance (ANOVA) procedures, t-tests, or chi-square tests, to name a few procedures. The statistical analyses for examining significant relationships include correlations and regression. Several advanced quantitative procedures such as multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), item response theory (IRT), and generalizability (G-) theory have been included in this book as well.